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Elizabeth II, Silver Proof Piedfort Pound, 1987

In 1984 the Royal Mint started it’s first series of Silver Proof Pounds, they were for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and finally England. This 1987 issue was the last of the series and was for England. These are the normal coins that are used in circulation, but special collectors editions which the Royal Mint struck in Proof Sterling Silver and an even smaller number in double thick Sterling Silver, which they call Piedfort. Many collectors believe that they should start at the beginning of a series and then work toward today’s coins. The coins we offer are the Piedforts. Each coin comes in the protective capsule as issued by the Mint. Sterling Silver is 925 parts Silver per 1,000 parts total and is the Silver that our coins used to be made of. Remember these are double the normal thickness. Add this beautiful Sterling Silver Piedfort Proof Pound to your collection, it’s a nice place to start…

Elizabeth II, Silver Proof Pound in capsule, 1987 FDC

With English 'Oak Tree' reverse, issued as part of a 4-coin series to honour the constiuent parts of the UK.

Elizabeth II, Silver Proof Pound in capsule, 1988. FDC

The so-called 'Spade Guinea' Pound

Elizabeth II, Silver Proof Pound, 1983

The non-gold pound coin was first issued in 1983. What many collectors don’t realise is that the Arnold Machin bust of the Queen was struck for only two years, 1983 and 1984. Thus not only was it the first issue but also the shortest and most difficult to get. The Royal Mint issued special editions for collectors in Proof Sterling Silver in both the normal thickness and in double thickness or Piedfort. Offered here is the 1983 issue in Proof. It comes in Sterling Silver and in a protective capsule. A very short mintage and now getting rather difficult to get.

Elizabeth II, Silver Proof Pound, 1996

The 1996 Silver Proof Pound is now 22 years old it would make an excellent gift for someone born or married in 1996. It has the Northern Ireland design on it which is the Celtic Cross and should appeal to anyone who has Celtic blood in them. Each coin comes in a protective capsule inside the case of issue as issued by the Mint. The obverse has the Maklouf bust of the Queen and this is the penultimate issue with this bust. We think they are handsome and our price on this Sterling Silver Proof 1996 Silver Proof is very reasonable.

Elizabeth II, Silver Proof Pound, 1997

As this is the Year of the Round Pound. We thought it would be nice to offer some of the dates of Silver Proof Pounds that we have in stock. Here we present the 1997 Silver Proof Pound. The series started in 1983 and ended in 2015. All coins are struck in Proof Sterling Silver and come in a protective capsule.